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Warp Records Celebrates 20th Year With Exquisite Vinyl Box Set

June 15, 2009
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2009 is Warp’s 20th year of music, film, events and design.

To commemorate its 20th anniversary celebrations, Warp Records will release a deluxe special-edition of music and art. Titled Warp20 (Box Set), the package features new songs, covers and re-edits, older previously unreleased material from Warp artists, tracks selected as some of his personal favorites by co-founder Steve Beckett and the top ten pieces voted for by Warp fans (twenty thousand personal stories and messages about Warp songs were left by the public, the best of which will appear in the artwork). It also includes a beautifully produced book showcasing the label’s rich design history, along with an exclusive hour-long mix and a locked-groove vinyl set.

WARP20 (BOX SET) PREORDER INFORMATION:

Warp20 (Box Set) will be available to preorder from Bleep.com. Orders received before 5th July will receive a discount of up to 15% (based on currency).

Due to the premium specification of the item, there can only be one pressing. The quantity manufactured will be based largely on these early preorders, so ordering before 5th July will guarantee you a copy. A limited number of extra copies will be made for sale after 5th July at full price. Orders will be shipped to arrive by 25th SEPTEMBER 2009.

WARP20 EVENTS

Warp20 (Paris) took place on 8/9th May at Cite de la Musique, with Aphex Twin, Chris Cunningham, !!!, Flying Lotus and many more, alongside the French premiere of Warp X’s All Tomorrow’s Parties film. Further Warp20 events encompassing music, film and art will be hosted throughout the world in 2009.

WARP20 (1989-2009)

The Complete Catalogue, 192 page Book. 10” square, 192 page full-colour, perfect-bound book. The complete-ist’s dream – a catalogue of artwork of every Warp release from it’s inception in 1989 to August 2009. Includes artwork from over 400 sleeves including work by the Designers Republic, Julian House, Build, Universal Everything and Kim Hiorthøy amongst others. Foreward by Warp co-founder Steve Beckett. Black un-coated board cover with debossed and foiled typography.

WARP20 (Chosen)

Double CD album. The definitive best of Warp on 2 x CDs. Ten songs chosen by you (Warp20.net), ten songs chosen by Warp co-founder Steve Beckett. Presented in deluxe case-bound 10” folder exclusively packaged for this box set. Your personal messages and memories from Warp20.net featured on pullout poster.

WARP20 (Recreated)

Double CD album. 2 x CDs featuring twenty brand new cover versions of Warp songs by Warp artists past and present; including tracks by Autechre, Harmonic 313, Jamie Lidell, Plaid, Clark, Maximo Park, Seefeel, Luke Vibert and more… Presented in deluxe case-bound 10” folder exclusively packaged for this box set.

WARP20 (Unheard)

Triple 10” Vinyl. Secret treasures newly rediscovered from the Warp vaults. Unheard and rare tracks by Boards of Canada, Autechre, Broadcast, Elecktroids and
others cut to 3 x 10” vinyl. Housed in uncoated card sleeves with debossed typography. Vinyl exclusive to Warp20 (Box Set).

WARP20 (Elemental)

CD album. Specially-commissioned hour long piece by re-edit master Osymyso, made from sections, samples, and fragments of Warp music from the last 20 years. Exclusive to Warp20 (Box Set) and presented in deluxe case bound 10” folder.

WARP20 (Infinite)

Double 10” Vinyl. 2 x 10” vinyl cuts of hand-picked locked-groove loops from Warp tracks. Four sides of loops for mixing fun. Exclusive to Warp20 (Box Set) and housed in uncoated card sleeves with debossed covers.

For more information, visit warp.net.

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